Architect Level I

$63,750 - $80,640

About the Job

$63,750 - $80,640

BE Architects is currently seeking an architectural designer (licensed or actively pursuing licensure) to join our fast growing team. We are looking for someone with a minimum of one year’s experience and can independently create construction documents for small-scale interior architecture projects.

The primary duties and responsibilities are as follows:

  • Developing space plans with clients and the Principal Architect and/or Director
  • Meeting with clients to establish project goals and scope
  • Creating as-built drawings
  • Assisting the Director and Project Managers with finish selections
  • Code research
  • Developing and drafting construction sets, independently on small projects and working under Project Architects & Managers on larger ones
  • Coordinating with consultants (MEP, structural, kitchen equipment, etc.)
  • Applying for building permits
  • Answering RFIs and reviewing submittals
  • Creating punchlists at the end of projects
  • Creating renderings in Revit


  • Salary commensurate with experience level, per AIA guidelines
  • Health insurance
  • Normal office hours, with flexibility
  • Work from home options
  • Generous PTO, commensurate with experience level
  • Professional fees paid for licensed architects
  • Passed architectural exams are fully covered by the firm, assistance with study material

Applicant Requirements

  • Professional degree in architecture
  • A strong interest in commercial environments
  • Proficiency with Revit, familiarity with Photoshop, InDesign, Bluebeam, and AutoCAD
  • Licensure or actively pursuing licensure strongly preferred
  • Ability to travel to meeting/job sites to attend in-person meetings around the Chicagoland area
  • Minimum of one year’s experience in an architectural firm
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

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Darris Lee Harris


About the Company

At BE Architects, we pride ourselves on creating engaging, efficient, and effective design that incorporates the visions of the BE team into every project. We are a Chicago-based commercial interiors firm that’s small but growing fast. Our specialty is corporate interiors, and we’ve had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects in office buildings all over the Chicagoland area. We also take on the occasional hospitality project for hotel, bar, restaurant, and cafe spaces.
Our firm was founded during the pandemic, as such we value the health and happiness of our employees and their families. We offer flexible work schedules and opportunities to work from home. We’re a fun-loving firm and frequently throw parties, attend industry events , host BBQs, and even attend bike races together.

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